terry lee - fact file

1968 - 1975            goalkeeper


Born on 20th September 1952 in Stepney, East London, England.

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A young goalkeeper who played in the shadows of Pat Jennings and Barry Daines only ever got to play one game for the first team and after retiring from the game died young.

Terry Lee started his footballing life as an inside forward and he represented the North Island against the South Island in New Zealand in a schoolboy international trial match, where his family emigrated in 1964, when he was a child. 

On his return to the UK, Terry played for Havering and Mid-Essex Schools.

Was a qualified chef.

He signed as an apprentice with Tottenham in April 1968.  Won a London FA Youth Cup final with Spurs shortly after signing in the same team as Steve Perryman, Ray Evans and Jimmy Neighbour.

Played across the A team, the youth and junior teams before signing professional in May 1970. 

Terry made his reserve team debut in August 1971 against Reading and shared the goalkeepers' gloves with Barry Daines in the Reserve team in 1971-72.

In his time at Tottenham he played a total of 163 appearances for all the sides at the club, but his only first team game came when Pat Jennings was playing for Northern Ireland and Daines had an injury.  He kept a clean sheet as Spurs won at St. James Park 2-0.

In the 1974-75 season Lee went out on loan to Cardiff City and Gillingham before leaving for Torquay United at the end of that season.  Stayed with the Gulls for three years playing 106 league games until he was released and moved on to Newport County, signing in December 1978 after being on trial for a month.  Played one league game (against Torquay United) before sustaining a cartilage injury which lead to the cancellation of his contract in March 1979.  Terry did turn out for Minehead before retiring from football.

Lee settled in Devon and while playing for Barton Seconds against Exeter at cricket in Torbay on 22nd June 1996, he suffered a fatal heart attack at the age of 43.


NICKNAME :  Tiger - “probably because I'm a bit ferocious in goal !”


Career Record
Club Signed Fee Debut Apps Goals
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR (apprentice) April 1968 - - ?? ??
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR (professional) May 1970 - 11th May 1974 v Newcastle United (Away)  Won 2-0 1 0
Cardiff City November 1974 Loan ??  ?? ??
Gillingham February 1975 Loan ??  ?? ??
Torquay United July 1975 Free ??  ?? ??
Newport County December 1978 Free ??  ?? ??
Minehead ?? Free ??  ?? ??

- international
- full caps;  - goals
Under-21 caps; goals
- Cup winners medal 19---

- appearance



Lived in Dagenham.



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